Author and psychotherapist Janet McGeever experienced a difficult menopause. Many aspects of her life changed, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and sexually and she felt like her body was broken.

Her experience inspired her to team up with Diana Richardson, an authority on human sexuality and a pioneer of the slow-sex movement to write a guide on discovering hidden gifts. Diana, a writer herself, has authored eight books and has been teaching love making retreats since 1993. Together in their new book, Tantric Sex and Menopause: Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal, the pair explore how tantric sex or slow sex can help women experience menopause in a radically positive fashion.

The book explores what women approaching menopause can expect, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It details tantric practices and tools to connect for inner self-connection and deepen a woman’s trust in her body, removing the pressure of conventional sex and setting the stage for passion and pleasure to thrive in the bedroom and beyond. The book also offers many self-help practices, exercises and meditations to reinforce a positive attitude towards menopause and overcome many of the physical and sexual problems such as pain, dryness, loss of interest, and loss of libido.

Believing that there is a lot of shame around the word menopause in our youth-focused western society, Janet hopes this book will bring more understanding of this natural body process to the wider public. After believing her own body was broken, she wrote the book she needed herself just a few years ago in order to help other women known that lovemaking is not just possible, it is incredibly fulfilling, perhaps even more so into your middle and elder years.

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